Women Writing Women's Lives: Writing the Women’s Movement, 1963-1991

OCT 15, 2018 | 4:00 PM TO 5:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue




October 15, 2018: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM




Center for the Study of Women and Society


Honor Moore and Alix Kates Shulman are co-editing WRITING THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT: American Feminism 1963-1991, which Library of America will publish in 2020, the centenary of women's suffrage. They will speak about the adventure of selecting 800 pages from the diverse and surprising writings of Second Wave feminism.

Honor Moore's most recent books are the memoir The Bishop's Daughter, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Red Shoes (poems). For the Library of America, she edited Poems from the Women’s Movement. Her play Mourning Pictures (1974) was the first Broadway play to embody a second-wave feminist sensibility. honormoore.com

Award-winning author Alix Kates Shulman has been a feminist activist since the 1960s. Her bestselling novel Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen is a feminist classic. Translated into 12 languages, her books include novels, memoirs, biography, and, most recently, A Marriage Agreement and Other Essays: Four Decades of Feminist Writing.  alixkshulman.com

Co-sponsored with The Leon Levy Center for Biography, the CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in History, PhD Program in English, MA Program in Liberal Studies, The Center for the Humanities, and The Feminist Press.